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Welcome to the Center for Public Policy and Administration

The Center for Public Policy and Administration is the hub of interdisciplinary public policy research, teaching and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our faculty teach and conduct rigorous research to realize social change and solve problems for the common good. Our classes are small, and the impact we have on our students and on the outside world is big.


Hird to Address Efficacy of Policy Analysis

The upcoming Faculty Colloquium features Dean John Hird on April 6 at 12:15 p.m. in Thompson 620.

Public Sector Project Management Course Offered Online Summer 2015

Managing Public Sector Projects will equip graduate students and working professionals with valuable skills to compete in today’s increasingly results-driven public sector.

Ahead of Irish Vote, Badgett Addresses Marriage Equality

CPPA Director M.V. Lee Badgett spoke last week in Dublin, as Ireland prepares for a national referendum on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.